Richard C. Smith
1941 - 2020
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Richard C. Smith

1941 - 2020

Richard C. Smith, age 78 of Somers, WI, passed away on June 30, 2020 at his home.

Born in Kenosha, WI on September 22, 1941, he was the son of the late Milton and Violet (Falk) Smith. Richard was a graduate of Bradford High School.

Rich was employed as a Maintenance Mechanic with Chrysler. Prior to working at Chrysler, he was employed with Chevrolet Garage for 25 years and operated his own lawn service.

He enjoyed spending time with his sons. Rich loved hunting, fishing, cribbage and most of all, his daily trips to play pull tabs with his black lab Sally.

Rich is survived by his companion, Diane Gunderson; his children, Jeffrey (Tricia) Smith and Gregory Smith; his grandchildren, Ryan Dauster, Christopher Smith; his sister, Janann (Tom) Botzau; and his former wife Judy Smith.

In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death by his daughter, Rhonda Smith.

Services honoring Rich's life will be held privately. Inurnment will take place in St. George Cemetery. A Celebration of Rich's life will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 12 p.m. at Tina's Somers Inn, 8013-12th St, Somers, WI 53144.

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3720 39th Avenue 262-658-4101

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Published in Kenosha News on Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 9, 2020
I loved my Uncle Rich! I cant help but smile when I think of his mischievous smile, bright blue eyes, his Mighty Mouse tattoo, and his hunting dogs.
We have lived far apart for the past 15 years, but my childhood was filled with happy family gatherings. Prayers for peace to my cousins and their families, my aunt, Dee Dee, and friends of my Uncle Rich.
Michelle Botzau
July 8, 2020
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July 7, 2020
He was a good man. Loved his children and grandchildren. He was well liked by his coworkers. He always had a comment to say. He made you laugh.
Judy Smith
July 6, 2020
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Edna Akins
July 5, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Pat constant
July 3, 2020
Rest in peace Richard.
Christine Medina
July 3, 2020
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I love you and I am praying for you to find peace.
Christine Medina
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